Gov. Scott Signs Lake Okeechobee Bill In Clewiston To Curb Toxic Algae

Governor Rick Scott held a ceremonial bill signing in Clewiston, to celebrate the legislation that will result in the building of a reservoir to the south of Lake Okeechobee.  

The governor also took an aerial tour of Lake Okeechobee.  

Scott officially signed the bill on Tuesday to build a reservoir to hold water releases from the lake to avoid any future toxic algae crises.

The $1.5 billion plan aims to prevent algae blooms hat have been harmful to the environment and tourism. 

It was a top priority of Senate President Joe Negron, a Republican from Stuart.

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